Feb 152017

Farmer's Brew Butterscotch Root Beer BottleThis root beer is a tribute. A tribute to the Farmer’s Brewery in Shawano, WI. It was made by a group of farmers in 1908. They build a sweet looking brick building, which is pictured on the label bordered by sweet metallic printing, and got to brewing beers. Prohibition put a stop to their party, as it did to many a brewery, but after it was repealed, they brewed again. I wonder why they didn’t just make root beer during that time. In the 1940’s, however, they contracted to produce beer for another brewery out of Chicago, fell out of favor, and litigation ruled the day. Now the brewery stands empty, and has since 1950. The root beer is made by Twig’s Beverage, also in Shawano. I got this in the same shipment of the Twig’s. It’s another butterscotch root beer, something so common these days I don’t even find it exciting anymore.

The Body is pretty weak on the standard root beer flavors but does feature decent butterscotch. It’s a little fruity too. Too much citric acid perhaps? The Bite is adequate in carbonation though lacking in spice and is a little harsh. The Head, well, is the Two Second Head. The Aftertaste is some fruity butterscotch.

This is without a doubt the worst butterscotch root beer I’ve had so far. Not only isn’t it a good root beer, it fails to impress as even a plain butterscotch soda. More proof that butterscotch root beer is completely mainstream, bad versions of it are cropping up. See how it rates against other root beers.

2.5/5 Root Beer Kegs